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The Art of Seeing

£19.99

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In 'The Art of Seeing', Aldous Huxley tells how he improved his poor eyesight by using the method devised by the pioneer of visual education Dr W. H. Bates.
In the preface to the book, Huxley describes how, at the age of sixteen, he had a violent attack of keratitis punctata which made him nearly completely blind for eighteen months, and left him thereafter with severely impaired sight. He managed to live as a sighted person with the aid of strong spectacles, but reading, in particular, was a great strain. In 1939 his ability to read became increasingly degraded, and he sought the help of Margaret Corbett, who was a teacher of the Bates method. He found this immensely helpful, and wrote “At the present time, my vision, though very far from normal, is about twice as good as it used to be when I wore spectacles, and before I had learned the art of seeing”.

Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering on the spine, the book has some areas of dust soiling and is darkened down the spine. Corners and spine ends are bumped and there are some faint foxing speckles on the text block edges. Inside pages are clean and the binding is sound.

Item details

Author(s):
Aldous Huxley
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.7 x 19.2 cms
Edition:
1944
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
The Scientific Book Club
Title:
The Art of Seeing

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In 'The Art of Seeing', Aldous Huxley tells how he improved his poor eyesight by using the method devised by the pioneer of visual education Dr W. H. Bates.
In the preface to the book, Huxley describes how, at the age of sixteen, he had a violent attack of keratitis punctata which made him nearly completely blind for eighteen months, and left him thereafter with severely impaired sight. He managed to live as a sighted person with the aid of strong spectacles, but reading, in particular, was a great strain. In 1939 his ability to read became increasingly degraded, and he sought the help of Margaret Corbett, who was a teacher of the Bates method. He found this immensely helpful, and wrote “At the present time, my vision, though very far from normal, is about twice as good as it used to be when I wore spectacles, and before I had learned the art of seeing”.

Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering on the spine, the book has some areas of dust soiling and is darkened down the spine. Corners and spine ends are bumped and there are some faint foxing speckles on the text block edges. Inside pages are clean and the binding is sound.

Author(s):
Aldous Huxley
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.7 x 19.2 cms
Edition:
1944
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
The Scientific Book Club
Title:
The Art of Seeing

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